MLPA’s involvement in traffic issues has remained constant throughout our history.  Founded to defeat the Georgia Department of Transportation’s plan to bisect the neighborhood with a freeway, MLPA’s focus on traffic issues remains one of its highest priorities.

The Traffic committee conducts forums where neighbors can raise concerns.  It works with the city to ensure that our streets stay safe and our neighborhood remains a great place to live.  If you would like to help with this work, contact traffic@mlpa.org.

The main focus of the Traffic Committee, and indeed the entire MLPA Board, is RenewAtlanta’s plans for Monroe Drive / Boulevard.  On February 28, plans were presented that raised concerns for our neighborhood.  We have been meeting with Renew Atlanta and have requested additional data that is to be posted on their site.  Also, they have extended the comment period to allow neighbors time to review the additional data and provide feedback.

Please send your comments by Wednesday, March 29.  MLPA urges our neighbors to review the plans and submit feedback, either using the comment card or by email to renewatlanta@atlantaga.gov .

MLPA’s position, expressed in a letter to Renew Atlanta, is that the issues with traffic and pedestrian safety on Monroe must be addressed in a holistic way that does not simply transfer safety concerns to another part of the neighborhood.  Although the plan unveiled by Renew Atlanta in February does not address our concerns, we will continue working to find a solution that helps preserve our walkable, single family neighborhood; protects our residential streets from cut through traffic; and takes into account the ongoing increase in traffic resulting from increased density and development in surrounding neighborhoods.

In 2016 the Traffic Committee organized a forum.  We collected concerns that have been prioritized into a master list and submitted to the city for review.  A few recent wins include:

  • New 4 way stop at Lanier Boulevard and Amsterdam Avenue
  • Lowered speed limit sign on Lanier making the entire street 30 mph
  • Improved intersection at Piedmont Avenue and Piedmont Circle

Please know that we are here to help with issues related to Safety and Traffic.  Please submit any concerns to traffic@mlpa.org.

Below are a couple of useful links:

City of Atlanta Department of Transportation contact: Transportation 404-330-6501

Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety www.peds.org